Job Description

This position offers competitive commission-based compensation plan (base of $50,000 plus commission).

 

Reports to: General Manager, Insurance

Every employee must honour the vision, mission and values of Northern Savings Credit Union.

 

About Us

We proudly support the financial well-being of 17,000+ Northerners in 4 locations across Northern BC. We provide on-the-job training and career support. If you’re passionate about serving your neighbours with quality financial services and personalized support, we want to hear from you.

Northern Savings, founded in 1940, is a community-based, member-owned, and democratically administered financial cooperative. Northern Savings offers personal and corporate account services, insurance, and investment opportunities in Prince Rupert, Terrace (and neighbouring areas), as well as on Haida Gwaii.

We’re neighbours helping neighbours. That’s why we support our local businesses, organizations and youth with funding and programs, to build a strong community and a brighter future.

 

About The Role - Grow your career in a community you love

The Commercial Insurance Broker manages a portfolio of commercial accounts and has a primary focus on business development for Northern Savings Insurance Services.

 

Here’s what you will be doing: (Key Accountabilities)

  • Develop and manage commercial accounts while actively seeking new business to meet sales targets.
  • Generate leads from personal contacts, outbound calls, networking, client referrals, and other sources.
  • Profile members to determine current and future needs, provide comprehensive insurance advice, prepare estimates, and sell commercial insurance to both new and existing members.
  • Work on a variety of commercial insurance lines, including property, general liability, packages, auto, business owner's policies, directors' and officers' coverage, employment practices liability, errors and omissions, inland marine, and bonds.
  • Meet with clients in and out of the office as needed to establish connections, determine coverage requirements, and offer basic risk management recommendations.
  • Utilize negotiating skills to find creative insurance solutions for complex risks.
  • Prepare the required paperwork for a portfolio of commercial member requests, such as routine policy updates, additions, deletions, renewals, and cancellations.
  • Respond to emergencies and assist members with their claims while adhering to proper follow-up procedures, ensuring accurate claims servicing.
  • Follow up on commercial line referrals and facilitate referrals to relevant NSCU staff.
  • Meets compliance, confidentiality and regulatory requirements and abides by management policy and office procedures.
  • Provide guidance to other insurance employees as required.

 

What we are looking for (Qualifications):

Education:

  • High school diploma is a minimum requirement.
  • Completion of post-secondary education is an asset.
  • Level II insurance broker licence.
  • CAIB, CIP, or FCIP designations would be preferred.
  • Completion of sales training is a requirement.
  • Valid driver’s license and access to reliable transportation.

Experience:

  • Previous commercial insurance sales and service experience is required.
  • 5 years’ personal and commercial lines experience.

 

You’re perfect for this role if you have (Skills):

  • Comprehensive understanding of all lines of insurance products and familiarity with risk management techniques.
  • Ability to prioritize, organize work within time constraints, under pressure and competing priorities.
  • Ability to communicate and liaise professionally with members, potential customers, community groups and co-workers while maintaining confidentiality.
  • Demonstrated results orientation in sales, service, and business development.
  • Clear understanding of the industry, market conditions, and competition.
  • Strong organizational skills, accuracy, and attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and relationship building skills.
  • Working knowledge, skills, and experience in Microsoft Office.

 

We are Proud to Offer:

  • A competitive commission-based compensation plan (base of $50,000 plus commission).
  • Excellent health and retirement savings benefits.
  • Flexible work arrangements and paid time off including, paid sick days, parental leave, and paid community volunteering.
  • Paid vacation time starting at 3 weeks for full-time employees.
  • Opportunities for paid educational development.
  • Potential for annual bonus.
  • Bonus vacation for long-term employees.
  • Positive work culture and environment.
  • Opportunities for career growth, financial assistance for training and development, and rewards and recognition.

 

What to expect:

This is a full-time position. It is an excellent opportunity for a community-minded person to grow their career within a successful and thriving organization.

 

Our Commitment to Respectful Workplace and Diversity:

Northern Savings is committed to providing a respectful workplace to its employees and will not tolerate any form of behaviour or actions that bully, intimidate, harass, threaten, injure or in any way disrespect others. Our members, communities and employees make our co-operative special and for many of us it is the “why” for what we do. Northern Savings is dedicated to fostering an environment of respect to promote diversity and inclusion for all.

If you are interested in this opportunity, meet the qualifications, and are eligible to work in Canada, please apply and visit our website https://www.northsave.com/about/careers

Note: We are currently looking for candidates in Northwest BC, particularly in Terrace or Prince Rupert, who hold BC insurance licenses for immediate job possibilities.

 

The posting will remain open until it is filled.

We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

 

Job Posting Details

Job Type

Full-Time

Market Segment

Commercial Insurance
Financial Services
Insurance

Company Type

Insurance Agency

Languages Required

English

Education Required

CAIB
CIP
CIP Partial Completion
College
Diploma
FCIP
FCIP - Partial Completion
Insurance Diploma
Insurance License
Insurance License Level II
Other Licences
Post Graduate
Secondary School Diploma
University Degree

Minimum Experience Required

3 to 4 Years

Does this job require travel ?

Yes

Salary (annually)

from $50,000 to $50,000

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